House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A lovely renovated town house within sight of La Cité - Carcassonne's historic fortified citadel. (800m walk) Located in a quiet residential area. The house offers two completely separate apartments, ideal for extended family/friends holidays.
Apartment A Corbieres (firstfloor) comprises of 3 bedrooms offering 2 king size rooms and a twin bedded room. Fully fitted bathroom with bath/shower. Modern dining kitchen and comfortable living room with stunning views of La Cité to the front and the Black Mountains to the rear.
Apartment B Minervois (groundfloor) comprises of 2 bedrooms offering 1 king size and a twin bedded room. Fully fitted shower room and toilet. Modern open plan dining kitchen/living room with patio doors leading to the garden, ideal for alfresco dining. The living room has a bed settee offering 2 extra sleeping places.
The house has a large garden which naturally splits into two, barbecues and patio furniture for both apartments with ample parking available. Local shops and amenities 5 minute walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carcassonne Plage 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne airport--Salvaza 5 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne Railway Station. 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
La Cîte, a world heritage site, is less than a ten minute walk away, with its spectacular castle, numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. It hosts innumerable festivals throughout the year and has the largest and most spectacular firework display in France on the 14th July.You can soak up the wonderful friendly atmosphere whilst sipping your wine, and sampling the local cuisine, don't miss the cassoulet, which is a specialty of the area. Carcassonne is the cultural and historic capital of the Aude region sitting upon the Aude river and crossed by the breathtakingly beautiful Canal Du Midi.
Just a ten-minute walk from the house is a shopping complex - including the Geant Supermarket, Leader Price and lidl among others. Ideal for your weekly shop or even closer to the apartments are local amenities, including an excellent boulangerie selling fabulous bread, croissants and patisseries, a fishmonger, wine cave, small supermarket and a good pizza restaurant.
The new town is a compact multi-ethnic place, built on a grid system, which makes sightseeing easy. At the hub of this grid is the elegant Place Carnot with its many bars and cafes -ideal to people watch! There is a typical French market every Saturday morning. Well worth a visit just for the atmosphere alone! There's also a daily fruit and veg market in the Place de Carnot - closed Sunday. Within the grid is the Canal Du Midi basin, railway station and the Pont Vieux (old bridge with breath-taking views of La Cîte) taking you across the Aude back to La Cîte.
A ten-minute drive will take you to the beautiful Lac de La Cavayere or Carcassonne Plage, for sun bathing, swimming, boating and even extreme tree pursuits.
Golf is also on offer at Carcassonne and Castelnaudary.
The region around Carcasonne is world famous for the Cathar history and for the many castles that were built from the 12th to the 14th century including the enchanting Lastours and Montsegur. Within an hour you can be walking or skiing in the mountains of the Arriege and within 2 hours the Pyrenees. There are also many spectacular show caves to explore within easy access of Carcassonne. The number of places to visit in a week is almost unlimited and there is plenty to occupy you in Carcassonne alone!
For the more adventurous, some of our favourites so far are :-
The villages of Trebes set on the Canal Du Midi, the beautiful Lagrasse with its famous bridge and abbey, Ribault with its amazing water falls --just brilliant for swimming and sun bathing in the summer months. The mysterious villages of Minerve and Rennes Le Chateau.
The small towns of Limoux a thirty-minute drive through acres of vineyards - famous for its Blanquette, a wonderful sparkling wine, Languedoc's local champagne. Quillan for white water rafting among many adventure sports. Mirepoix- with its medieval timbered houses abutting the square - which is lively, and bustling place on market day. The historic town of Foix and the two jewels of the regions Mediterranean, Collioure and Gruissan.